As men age, they experience a sagging and drooping of the soft tissues of their face and neck. This normal aging can be improved by a rhytidectomy (commonly referred to as a facelift) procedure to regain their younger appearance. During this procedure, Dr Parker will elevate the descended fatty tissues beneath the cheek skin into a more youthful position. Excess skin is removed using limited incisions hidden in front of and behind the ears. The jowls are reduced, jaw line redefined and the neck re-contoured as well. All patients are operated upon in the Parker Center’s onsite, state of the art, fully certified ambulatory surgical center. One of Dr. Parker’s board certified anesthesiologists is in attendance throughout the procedure. They will administer intravenous sedation or general anesthesia after discussing these options with the patient and Dr. Parker. The procedure time varies from patient to patient and is often in the range of three to four hours.
After undergoing a facelift at the Parker Center, patients stay overnight in the facility monitored by a registered nurse to ensure safety and comfort. Patients are discharged home the following morning. Most patients experience very little pain and some do not even require pain medication. Patients are up and walking around at home, showering and performing light activities. Within a week of surgery, all stitches are removed; swelling and bruising usually subside within 10 to 14 days. Depending on the patient’s healing progress, exercise may be resumed two to three weeks after surgery.
If you are a man and thinking of having this type of performed to make you look younger, you are not alone. In 2012, more than 11,000 facelift surgeries were performed on men in the United States, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In 2012, facelifts were the sixth most common cosmetic procedure among men. Dr. Parker performs numerous male facelifts each year. Many before and after photos of our patients can be found on our website.
If you are considering a facelift, contact the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery office for more information or to schedule a consultation at (201) 967-1212. Visit us online for more facelift information at /facelift-new-jersey/